Max Payne Film Director Complains of Rating Woes, Accuses MPAA of Sucking Cock
"The Motion Picture Association of America gave The Dark Knight a PG-13 rating and basically sucked Warner Bros.' cock," Moore said to DasGamer, referring to the blockbuster film sometimes thought too dark for the PG-13 rating.
Moore's outburst stems from attempts to secure a PG-13 rating for Max Payne, which would theoretically allow for some mature content while avoiding the age restrictions and reduced revenues of an R rating.
"I have a serious amount of issues with the MPAA," he continued. "The MPAA changes their rules willy-nilly and it depends on who's seeing your actual movie at the time. It's very difficult to get a hold on what's acceptable."
Moore feels that not only has the MPAA treated him unfairly, but that they also acted subjectively in preliminarily assigning an R rating to his film: "They said to me, the movie feels R. And I said, 'What the fuck is that, a group therapy session?' You can't do that. They're meant to judge content, not intent."
The Max Payne game series, developed for PC by Remedy, was rated Mature by the ESRB. Much like an R rating, Mature indicates that it is suitable for players above 17.
Meanwhile, the movie, trailer here has not yet received its final rating, but will appear in theaters on October 17.
I'd prefer R.